Epilepsy

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EPILEPSY, med. jur. A disease of the brain, which occurs in paroxysms, with uncertain intervals between them.
     2. These paroxysms are characterized by the loss of sensation, and convulsive motions of the muscles. When long continued and violent, this disease is very apt to end in dementia. (q.v.) It gradually destroys the memory, and impairs the intellect, and is one of the causes of an unsound mind. 8 Ves. 87. Vide Dig. 50, 16, 123; Id. 21, 1, 4, 5.

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reading disorder, math disorder, mental retardation, emotional disturbance by way of parental management and treatment, anxiety, petit mal epilepsy or a seizure equivalence.
The Company's product development programs focus on two novel, proprietary classes of compounds: Epalons, to treat petit mal epilepsy, anxiety and sleep disorders, and Glystasins, to treat stroke and head trauma, chronic pain and grand mal epilepsy.